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Quilt pattern: Trellis – beginner modern quilt

Trellis quilt pattern - 5 sizes - beginner modern pattern

Trellis is a quick and easy modern quilt pattern suitable for beginners. This quilt has no Y seams to deal with.

It works just as well with solids and print fabrics.

Have a look at the quilt and test sample quilts on this 1:30 minute video:

Buy Trellis quilt pattern

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Buy Trellis quilt pattern on Craftsy

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Buy Trellis dream  quilt pattern on Etsy

About the quilt

Quilt details:

  • 5 quilt sizes: Cushion, crib, throw, twin, queen.
  • Quilt technique: traditionally piecing.
  • Skill level: Confident beginner.
  • In the 15 page pattern I have included lots of colour diagrams as well as written instructions.
  • Bonus: links to relevant video tutorials, alternative colour schemes as well as a quilt colouring page.

I’d like to thank the great testers who tested and proofread the pattern for their generosity:

  • Steph Tow
  • Lynne from Sydney;
  • Pam Bosworth
  • Carol Leitch
  • Bridgette Presnell
  • Dan from Melbourne

I hope you like my quilt and enjoy making it.

If you have any questions about the pattern, please feel free to contact me via the form on the About this blog page.

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Video tutorial: tablet or iPad stand tutorial

iPad / tablet stand video tutorial - quick and easy tablet holder

This iPad stand, wedge or bean bag is very easy to make. They’re perfect as Christmas or birthday gifts.

This is a beginner sewing project.

Video: How to make an iPad stand or beanbag

Watch this 3 minute video tutorial and learn how easy it is to make a tablet holder:

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Materials

  • 1/2 yard of fabric
  • decorative button
  • polyfill
  • rice, beans, a stone or some other weight for stability (optional)
  • cardboard base template (optional)
Download
  • iPad cardboard base (pdf). The base can be adjusted to the final width of the tablet stand.

Make the tablet stand using the leg of a pair of jeans

This tablet stand is even easier to make as some of the sewing is already done! Just cut the pants below the knee, close the tube, fill it with some stuffing and you’re basically done!

Video tutorial: quick and easy tablet stand - iPad holder

Quilt pattern: Win my heart

Win my heart quilt pattern - confident beginner pattern

Win my heart is a quick and easy quilt pattern for confident beginners and above.

The quilt can be made scrappy, like the one on the cover of the pattern, or in coordinated fabrics. Check out the video for other colour schemes.

Have a look at the quilt

Watch a short video on the quilt:

Quilt details

5 quilt sizes: Mini, throw, twin, queen and king.

Block finished size: 7 ½” H x 6 ½” W.

Two block designs: Block A and Block B.

Quilt technique: the cutting instructions include directions for fast cutting using a 60° ruler. A 60° ruler template is provided as well as templates for traditional piecing.

Printing: When printing the paper templates make sure your printer is set to print at 100%. Use the 1” square in page 2 of the ruler template as a guide.

Skill level: Confident beginner / intermediate.

Seam allowances are ¼”.

The width of fabric (WOF) for the purpose of this pattern is 42”.

Bonus: links to relevant video tutorials, 60° ruler template, quilt colouring page. 

Buy Win my heart quilt pattern

Buy Win my heart quilt pattern on Craftsy

Buy Win my heart quilt pattern on Craftsy

Buy Win my heart quilt pattern on Etsy

Buy Win my heart  quilt pattern on Etsy

I’d like to thank the great testers that tested and proofread the pattern for their generosity:

  • Joanne;
  • Lynne from Sydney;
  • RosieJCB who named her version of the quilt “Into the Heart of Australia”;
  • Kathy Brukman; 
  • Kate, with her “Gonna Teal Your Heart Away” quilt which uses teal as the base colour, the colour of the OCA. Kate will donate the quilt to OCA.

I hope you like my quilt and enjoy making it.

If you have any questions about the pattern, please feel free to contact me via the form on the About this blog page.

If you don’t have a 60 degree ruler

Not to worry, here is how to cut 60 degree triangles without special rulers:

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Quilt pattern: Win my heart - quick and easy quilt pattern for beginners

Photos from the wonderful testers

Quilt pattern: Win my heart - easy quilt for confident beginners